National Briefs: 7 dead babies found in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.

Megan Huntsman, 39, who lived in the Utah home until three years ago, had the infants between 1996 and 2006, investigators said.

Officers responded to a call Saturday from Ms. Huntsman's estranged husband about a dead infant at the home in Pleasant Grove, 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, police said. Officers then discovered the six other bodies.

Police Capt. Michael Roberts Roberts declined to comment on a motive and what Ms. Huntsman said during an interview with investigators.

Police said the estranged husband lived with Ms. Huntsman when the babies were born but isn't a person of interest at this time.

Changes mask ACA effects

WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Barack Obama's health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.

The changes are intended to improve the accuracy of the survey, being conducted this month in interviews with tens of thousands of households around the country. But the new questions are so different that the findings will not be comparable, the officials said.

A major goal of the law is to increase the number of people with health insurance. The White House reported that 7.5 million people signed up for private health plans on the new insurance exchanges and that enrollment in Medicaid increased by 3 million since October. But the administration has been unable to say how many of the people gaining coverage were previously uninsured or had policies canceled, so the net increase in coverage is unclear.

Keystone foes find flair

NELIGH, Neb. -- Opponents of a proposed pipeline to carry Canadian oil south to the Gulf Coast have carved a message of resistance into a Nebraska field in the project's path.

The 80-acre artwork, which was done last week and reads "Heartland(hash)NoKXL," is the latest protest environmentalists and landowners have employed against TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Obamas attend 'A Raisin'

NEW YORK -- Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in "A Raisin in the Sun" are hard to come by, but one man managed it -- President Barack Obama.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more than 50 years ago.

The Obamas have been big boosters of Broadway during his presidency.

Rand Paul raps Jeb Bush

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul said in an interview that aired Sunday that potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love."

Mr. Paul, who was interviewed on ABC's "This Week" during a visit to early nominating New Hampshire, said that those immigrants "are not bad people" but added the United States "can't invite the whole world" inside its borders.

Mr. Paul, the Kentucky Republican eyeing a 2016 campaign, says Mr. Bush should have kept his focus on controlling the U.S. borders.


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